Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney: “I reached out to Rep. Bachmann to ask her to add language supporting all adoptive families, including families with two dads or two moms. … She refused.” Update: “The focus of the resolution is on helping vulnerable children,” Bachmann spokesman says.
Harry Reid went nuclear today. What does that actually mean?
Two nations on the brink of war.
Update: A major rules change in the Senate today, with support from 52 Democrats. Republicans accuse Democrats of creating a “fake fight.”
The Wisconsin governor is promoting a new book about his triumphant union-busting, and stoking 2016 buzz. But before he runs for president, he’ll have to make up his mind on Guantanmo Bay, waterboarding, marriage equality…
The Florida Republican announced at a news conference Wednesday night he will be taking a leave of absence after pleading guilty to cocaine possession.
A newly released internal email chain shows officials in charge of HealthCare.gov anticipated problems with the site a week before its launch.
“I certainly will work really hard for Tim Scott,” Scott said. When asked by CNN’s Van Jones multiple times if he would endorse fellow South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham for re-election, the appointed senator talked instead about his own bid for Senate.
The town of Wasilla is getting rid of Palin’s former ride.
Almost two out of every three people incarcerated in California ends up back in jail for a repeat offense. “If we were talking about a business that had a failure rate of that number, we would reorganize,” Attorney General Kamala Harris said.
The VP that keeps on giving.
To honor Ride and Rustin’s legacies, Obama awarded each of them the Presidential Medal of Freedom — a move that highlighted their same-sex partners. “It’s a very good sign that we’re moving forward,” Walter Naegle, Rustin’s partner, says.
The official doesn’t specifically condemn inflammatory rhetoric by Iran’s supreme leader.
New topic: the budget! “Repeal [of] the Affordable Care Act is what has been their agenda and almost solely their agenda,” Steny Hoyer said of Republicans. “That is why we have not dealt with the budget.”
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius had just walked into a room with health navigators who were trying to enroll new applicants at North Shore Medical Center in Miami Tuesday. “Sorry our system is temporarily down.”
“I’ve hit rock bottom,” Florida Rep. Trey Radel told the court Wednesday.
An outpouring of sympathy for the widowed-First Lady.
An exec at Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corporation presented the case against legalized online gambling to state attorneys general this week. The rival Caesar’s Entertainment Corporation argues for regulated internet gambling.
Reporters aren’t buying it.
“Very nun-like in his attitudes,” the House Democratic leader said Tuesday night at a BuzzFeed Brews event.
It was the first song she learned outside of church.
“This is the only subject [Republicans] want to talk about. We want to talk about plenty else.”
DC Bureau Chief John Stanton Interviews House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi